Last month, I featured my Busy Bees Cross-Stitch Pin on my blog. Today--as promised--I'm sharing my Acorn and Crow pin. This design started out as a cute but plain acorn, and then I thought--why don't I hide a little crow inside? I don't often use half- or quarter-stitches in my designs, but I used them here to keep the crow from looking too boxy.
Like the bee pin, this design uses 18-count antique white Aida and three colors of DMC floss--310 Black, 420 Dark Hazlenut Brown, and 3820 Dark Straw. You can use the chart below, or click here to download a free printable chart.
|Acorn and Crow Cross-Stitch ©2015 Kathleen Berlew|
I mounted the finished embroidery in a pin setting from the Etsy shop Kailea, but you can also use another setting.
This pin was featured in the Fall 2014 issue Craft Ideas magazine.